BBC dismiss nearly 300 complaints about Strictly same-sex dance routine 4 months ago

BBC dismiss nearly 300 complaints about Strictly same-sex dance routine

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BBC have dismissed nearly 300 complaints about a same-sex dance routine on Strictly Come Dancing. 

Johannes Radebe and Graziano Di Prima made history back in November when they performed together on the show, the first time a same-sex couple has done so.

The BBC received almost 300 complaints regarding the performance, with many claiming that it was "offensive to show two men dancing together."

 

None of the complaints have been upheld, according to a new BBC report. 

After the performance, dancer Johannes said that he felt "liberated."

"For the first time in my life, I feel accepted for who I am," he told HELLO! magazine at the time.

"That says so much about the people of this country. To be able to dance with a friend I respect and adore is joyous. There’s bromance galore between us, but there were no male and female roles, just free movement.

"It was beautiful, classy and elegant."

 

The BBC received 189 complaints from viewers after the initial performance, and another 103 in the coming weeks.

Dancing On Ice also received multiple complaints recently following Ian H Watkins' performance with skating partner Matt Evers.

16 people contacted Ofcom following the performance.